Ministry of Finance's August macro-prediction is optimistic

Published: 31.08.2022 Related countries:  U.S.A. U.S.A.

Even if energy prices retreat from their current historical highs, their levels are likely to hamper economic performance in Europe more intensely and for longer than previously expected.

This was stated by Pavel Sobíšek, Chief Economist at UniCredit Bank and Chairman of the Committee on Budgetary Forecasts (CBR). The Committee described the August macroeconomic forecast of the Ministry of Finance (MF) for 2022-2023 as optimistic in terms of the likelihood of its fulfilment.

The majority of the committee members saw risks mainly in household consumption, which could slow down even further against the assumptions of the forecast, and in fixed capital formation in the business sector or inventory formation. The forecast for general government revenue was assessed as realistic.

Source: CIA News,
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